Monday, January 21, 2019

1930's Reproduction Fabric by P&B Textiles for Washington Street Studio


Hello sweet Friends!!
   Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy and      
 getting to do something you love.


P&B Textiles sent me these super cute
1930's Reproduction prints by 
Washington Street Studio to play with.
They have been sew much fun. 

 I didn't use a pattern
 I sewed 3 strips 2 1/2 x 6 1/2
together and for the other block I  sewed
3 2 1/2 inch squares together and sewed
a 6 1/2 inch strip to the side and then rotated them
around. 

I am just waiting on the rest of the fabric to
get here sew I can add boarders and get her
quilted.

I also bought some fat quarter bundles for you to purchase.  You can
go here to purchase.  And by looking at the pictures I left one out.
"Sigh"

Hugs,
donna


Monday, January 14, 2019

An Anniversary and Sewing Going Ons


Hello sweet quilty friends!

This week my sweet hubby and I will be married
35 years!!  As most couples, we have been through
many ups and downs but through think and thin he
has always been my BEST Friend.



I have been stitching up some of my vintage linen's
into a quilt.

(sorry for the bad picture)

This is what I had sew far.  Since I took this picture
I took the big basket off.  After looking at it for a
few days I just did not like it.  I think I like the smaller
motif's better?

I am not really following a pattern, sew there has been
some challenges.  Math is not my strong suite, but I am
working it out. lol!!


   PandB Textiles sent me this fat quarter pack of
1930's Toy Box Miniature's by Washington Street.


This is what I have sewn sew far.  I am sew in love with
these prints and it is sew much fun to sew.

This is another no pattern but is is easy peasy.
No thinking. lol!!

Here is how you do it.

Sew 3 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 strips together.

Sew 3 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch squares together, on the
side of the 2 1/2 inch squares sew 1 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch strip.

Now you have 2 different blocks.

All you need to do is rotate them in opposite directions.

If you would like a fat quarter bundle they are listed
 on my Instagram page.  I have 2 left.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Love and Hugs
donna


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

An Almost Finish



Happy Hump Day Sweet Friends!!

I know it is supposed to be winter out there, but
here in Texas is like a beautiful Spring Day.   
Wish we could get some snow.


I have had this quilt in my sewing closet since like
2013ish?  The line is Farm Hill by Brenda Riddle,
back when she designed for Lecien.

Some of the blocks where made, I just had to make
8 more and sew it all together.
I used a pattern out of one of Darlene Zimmerman's
books fresh from the clothesline.  If you have this book
it is on page 92 Milady's Fans.  


You can see the fan's a little better in this picture.
I quilted it using Moulin Rouge.  

All I have left to do is the binding.  Since I do not
have much of the fabric left I thought I would
make a scrappy binding.  



Hope y'all are having a wonderful day
and getting to do something you love.

Hugs
donna

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Quilty Finish

Hello sweet friends!

Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas?
2018 has gone by sew fast, I want to try and
slow down 2019 and smell the roses.  



I started this quilt in 2013, Lori Holt did a 
tutorial on her blog.
Bee In My Bonnet her is the link to the blocks.
  Her blog is full of inspiration.
Just scrolling through trying to find the barn
links makes me want to make sew many things.
lol!


I have been cleaning and organizing.
This was part of the way done, everything was
cut out and folded laying in a bowl on the bottom
of my sewing closet.  All I had to do is make 8 more
blocks and sew the rows together and add the 
boarders.  
This is a line called Farm Hill by Brenda Riddle. 
(when you designed for Lecien)  I am thinking from
2013ish.  The pattern is in one of Darlene Zimmerman's
books fresh from the clothesline.  
The boarders are on now all I have to do is quilt it. 
  

Wishing y'all Blessings and Happiness in the New Year.

Hugs
donna

Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving


Hello sweet blogging friends.
I know it has been a while since I 
have blogged, but I wanted to pop
in and wish everyone a Blessed
and Happy Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
donna

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Tutorial For 10 1/2 Unfinished Economy Block or Square In A Square


Hello sweet friends!
Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying
the summer?

Kim is our Queen Bee in our Sew Sweet
Bee this month and she would like to do
Christmas in July.  What a great idea.

It was hard to find a tutorial for a 10 1/2 inch
unfinished Economy Block or Square In A Square.
Sew I am happy to help. 

Now this is not my idea, this is just how I make
this block.  This block has been around forever,
it is just figuring out the measurements. lol!



You will need
Faultless Premium Starch with GOLD lid.
1 dark 5 1/2 inch square for the center.
2 light 5 1/2 inch squares
2 dark  6 1/4 inch squares.



Before you cut your squares in half spray starch
on them.  This will help prevent them from stretching
so much as you sew them.

Cut each light 5 1/2 inch squares in half.
Sew that you have 4 triangles.
Cut each dark 6 1/4 inch squares in half.
Sew that you have 4 triangles.


For your center 5 1/2 inch square fold it in half
and press it, fold it in half again and press it.
This is sew you can have a center.


Sew your first light triangle on the right side
using the pressed lines to line it up.

If you set your seams with your iron on the
dark side of the fabric it will help press it open towards
the dark side.

After you have pressed it open sew another light 
triangle to the left side of your block and press open.


I like to trim up my sides.


Your block will now look like this.

Your are ready to sew the other 2 light triangles
one on the top and  one on the bottom.


After you have all 4 sides of the light fabric all sewn on.
Place the quarter inch line of your ruler on the point of
the block and trim.
(do all 4 sides)


Your block will measure 7 1/2 inches.


To figure out the center of the dark triangle I press
the triangle in half and line it up with the point 
on the block.

You will do this on all 4 sides just like you did 
the light fabric.


You will trim your sides again so they
look like this.


After all 4 sides are sewn on you will trim them again.
Place the quarter inch line of your ruler on the point of
the block and trim.


Your block will look like this and measure
10 1/2 inches.

Hope you enjoyed making this block.  They really are 
a lot of fun to make.

You should pay Kim a visit on Instagram @kimhouselrice
she would love to hear from you.

Hugs
donna



Monday, May 21, 2018

Super Excited To Be Sewing For P&B Textiles


Good morning sweet friends! 
Hope y'all have had a wonderful weekend?

I have been skipping with sew much excitement.

I never thought a fabric company would ask
me to sew for them.  You just can not imagine how
excited I have been.

P&B Textiles sent me the sweetest fabric to
work with.

 That's My Baby by Sara Morgan for


Sew this is what I put together for them.  I just made
up my own pattern to show case the sweet fabric's, and 
of course it had to be scrappy.


I used a fat quarter bundle to make the quilt.


Here is the quilt all quilted and binded.  For the binding
I used the yellow heart print.


I used Chantilly Lace for the quilting.

My quilt measures 40 x 40.  


Instead of doing labels I embroidery on my binding
my name and the year I quilted the quilt.
For me this is much easier than sewing a label on.


The fabric's are just adorable.  Jack and Jill, 
Three Little Kittens, Little Boo Peep
 and Rock A Bye Baby.

I feel sew blessed that I am able to sew for

Hugs,
donna